Covet: John Derian for Bergdorf Goodman

Bergdorf Goodman is celebrating its 111th Anniversary this year, and to mark the occasion, a number of designers have created limited-edition items honoring the always-elegant New York department store.

I’m especially smitten with John Derian‘s “handcrafted découpage tray featuring a rendition of the Bergdorf Goodman building.” It shows the architects’ original design for the store’s Fifth Avenue façade, courtesy of Columbia University’s Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library.

Bergdorf moved from its earlier, smaller quarters into a white marble Beaux-Arts building designed by the architectural firm Kahn & Jacobs in 1928. The nine-story edifice has undergone some renovations and small changes over the past century, but it’s still one of the grand landmarks of midtown Manhattan.

John Derian’s Bergdorf keepsake tray is available in three blueprint-like colorways. It measures 8 inches by 10-1/2 inches, and it sells for $110 at Bergdorf Goodman.

Images: product photos by Tinsel Creation, from Bergdorf Goodman’s Fall 2012 catalogue; Bergdorf Goodman seen from 59th Street (c. 1930), via New York Public Library.


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